Nontoxic Product Pick: ULiv Skincare (Swapping out 'Hempz Herbal Moisturizer')
Did you know that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant-based” and “free of” have no legal basis in the personal care industry?
With so many different claims on the packages of personal care products, consumers are often misled about what’s really in their products. Any information found on the back label is what the company is legally obligated to tell you, including nutrition facts and ingredient lists. Pay special attention to the first three ingredients. These are the ingredients that weigh the most and make up the bulk of the product.
For these reasons, we are committed to sharing a weekly product swap out – replacing toxic and/or misleading products for those that are hormone balance friendly and toxin free!
This week we are swapping out the popular Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer for our favorite non toxic product, Uliv Skincare: Golden Glow Facial Souffle'.
WHY WE ARE SWAPPING OUT 'HEMPZ HERBAL BODY MOISTURIZER'
- This product is heavily marketed as "nourishing," "safe for all ages" with "pure herbal extracts." While some of the ingredients are natural (flower extract, aloe leaf juice, ginger root, etc), there are also several problematic ingredients.
- RED FLAG ingredients include: fragrance (parfum) which is a known endocrine disruptor, retinyl palmitate (linked with developmental/reproductive toxicity) and dyes. Yellow 5 & Red 40 (linked with allergies & immunotoxicity).
- Scores a 9/10 on the EWG's Skin Deep Database (10 being the most toxic products)!
- Long list of ingredients; many of which we haven't heard of and can't pronounce (never a good sign!)
- Phrases like "pure herbal extracts" & "100% pure natural hemp seed oil" distract shoppers from the potentially toxic ingredients included in this product
Ingredients from the back label: WATER/AQUA, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, DIMETHICONE, SORBITAN STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, NYLON-12, POLYSORBATE 40, BENZYL BENZOATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CARBOMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LIMONENE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), RED 33 (CI 17200), RED 40 (CI 16035), ASCORBIC ACID, RETINYL PALMITATE
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT "ULIV SKINCARE - GOLDEN GLOW FACIAL SOUFFLE"
- This product is woman-owned and handmade with a potent blend of organic therapeutic plants, essential oils, and botanicals
- Infused with proven high-performance peptides, vitamins, and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients (i.e. turmeric and ginger)
- Designed to unveil the skin’s innate youth and vibrancy, regardless of age.
- Goes on smooth with no stickiness or residue and smells amazing.
The owner Lishawn Lalonde created her skincare line after struggling with auto-immune diseases for many years and discovering the anti-inflammatory powers of organic turmeric & ginger. As an esthetician, she was always curious about how it would respond to her skin & started incorporating it into her daily routine along with other lifestyle changes. Uliv's Golden Season Trio are symbolic to Lishawn's healing journey!
Ingredients from the back label: purified water, organic aloe vera leaf juice, Temecula olive oil, organic Shea butter, glyceryl stearate, squalene (olive) oil, organic green tea leaf extract, kosher glycerin, organic sea kelp extract, cetearyl alcohol, vitamin E (tochopherol), propanediol (sugarcane), organic sea buckthorn oil, , Manuka honey, xanthan gum, vegan sodium stearoyl lactylate, radish root ferment, phytic acid (seeds), organic turmeric oil, organic ginger oil, organic frankincense oil, organic carrot seed oil, organic nutmeg oil, organic cinnamon oil, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), coenzyme q10, organic flavor oil.
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